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University of Kansas Medical Center


The University of Kansas Medical Center is a campus of the University of Kansas and offers educational programs through its Schools of Allied Health, Medicine, Nursing, and Graduate Studies. The campus is comprised of academic units operating alongside The University of Kansas Hospital, which provides opportunities for clinical experience and
residency positions.

The University of Kansas Medical Center, an integral and unique component of the University of Kansas and the Kansas Board of Regents system, is composed of the School of Medicine, located in Kansas City and Wichita, the School of Nursing, the School of Allied Health, the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, and a Graduate School. The KU Medical Center is a complex institution whose basic functions include research, education, patient care, and community service involving multiple constituencies at state and national levels. The following paragraphs chart the KU Medical Center’s course and serve as a framework for assessing programs, setting goals, developing initiatives and evaluating progress.

The University of Kansas Medical Center is a major research institution primarily serving the State of Kansas as well as the nation, and the world, and assumes leadership in the discovery of new knowledge and the development of programs in research, education, and patient care. The KU Medical Center recognizes the importance of meeting the wide range of health care needs in Kansas – from the critical need for primary care in rural and other underserved areas of the state, to the urgent need for highly specialized knowledge to provide the latest preventive and treatment techniques available. As the major resources in the Kansas Board of Regents system for preparing health care professionals, the programs of the KU Medical Center must be comprehensive and maintain the high scholarship and academic excellence on which the reputation of the University is based. Our mission is to create an environment for:

Education: The KU Medical Center educates health care professionals to primarily serve the needs of Kansas as well as the region and the nation. High quality educational experiences are offered to a diverse student population through a full range of undergraduate, graduate, professional, postdoctoral and continuing education programs.

Research: The KU Medical Center maintains nationally and internationally recognized research programs to advance the health sciences. Health related research flourishes in a setting that includes strong basic and applied investigations of life processes, inquiries into the normal functions of the human body and mechanisms of disease processes, and model health care programs for the prevention of disease and the maintenance of health and quality of life.

Service: The KU Medical Center provides high quality patient-centered health care and health related services. The University of Kansas Medical Center will be the standard bearer in the development and implementation of model programs that provide the greatest possible diversity of proven health care services for the citizens of Kansas, the region and the nation. (5-28-89; 12-17-92).


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